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    Trouble understanding the answer to this torque question

    Wow, thanks so much! I'm getting closer to having a good intuition of it now. Since the force of gravity acts at the center of mass, with such a magnitude that the system is in equilibrium, it doesn't matter where the torque is calculated. Thank you again! That was very helpful and kind.
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    Trouble understanding the answer to this torque question

    1. Homework Statement 2. Homework Equations The relevant equations are obviously going to be the rotational equilibrium expressions regarding balancing clockwise and counterclockwise movement as it relates to T = Fx lever-arm. 3. The Attempt at a Solution First...here is the answer...
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